Resources to Fight Racism

WJCS is committed to combatting the damaging effects of racism and helping others stay informed.

To learn more about racism and how to overcome it, consider:

Resources for learning about racism include:

Books:

White Fragility: Why White People Find it So Difficult to Talk About Racism by Robin D’Angelo

Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Deep Denial: The Persistence of White Supremacy in U.S. History and Life by David Billings

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

Between the World and Me and The Beautiful Struggle by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward

The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear. Also, Forward Together: A Moral Message for the Nation by William J. Barber II

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America by Melissa Harris- Perry

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Film/Videos:

 Brother Outsider - a film about Bayard Rustin

 

Links for further review:

Structural Racism: http://www.intergroupresources.com/rc/Definitions%20of%20Racism.pdf

Early Classification of Nature: http://www.understandingrace.org/history/science/early_class.html

Classification of Human Races: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/johann-blumenbach-and-classification-human-races

Ghetto:http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2014/04/27/306829915/segregated-from-its-history-how-ghetto-lost-its-meaning

Redlining: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redlining

Jim Crow Laws: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Crow_laws

Health: http://www.cnn.com/2002/HEALTH/03/20/race.healthcare/index.html

Preschool "twins" take a stand against discrimination: https://youtu.be/-x90tR8-g5o

 

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